The state yesterday released a list of road and bridge projects that will be done this year because of the new transportation funding plan that went into effect in January. More than $500 million worth of the work will be in western Pennsylvania, and close to $20 million is planned in Indiana County.
A number of Indiana County projects are on the list, including:
- $2,237,329 for the replacement of the South Two Lick Bridge in Center Township
- $2,854,331 for replacement of the South Brush Valley Bridge in Brush Valley Township
- $816,516 for replacement of the Cramer Bridge in East Wheatfield Township
- $3,213,013 for the ongoing replacement of the two Route 119 Bypass bridges over East Pike in White Township
- $780,442 to be shared by three counties for traffic signal work, including signal upgrades in Indiana Borough and White Township and the removal of the signal on Main Street in Homer City. Also, $500,000 to $2.5 million for signal upgrades on Market Street in Blairsville.
- $1,336,000 for work on three roads in the Dayton area encomapssing both Indiana and Armstrong counties
- $721,000 for a bridge preservation project on the West Shelocta Truss bridge in Armstrong Township
- $2.5 million to $5 million for paving projects on North 5th Street in Indiana Borough, along with other roads including Route 403 in Cherryhill, Green, Rayne, and East Mahoning townships
- $2.5 million to $5 million for paving on Route 56 from Route 954 to the Buena Vista Bridge in Center, Brush Valley, and East Wheatfield townships and Armagh Borough.
- $1 million to $2.5 million for paving on Route 219 in East Mahoning Township.
- $1 million to $2.5 million for paving on Route 422 in Cherryhill and Pine townships.
There is also money to be shared throughout District 10 for guardrail, painting, and other safety work.
Overall, PennDOT says it will spend about $2.1 billion on road and bridge projects this year that would not have been possible without the new funding.